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#EYM20: Eurovision Young Musicians – The 2010’s With Video

Tonight should have seen the Final of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020, however due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been postponed to an unknown date. Here at Eurovision Ireland, we are looking back at it’s history so far.

2010

The fifteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians took place in Vienna, Austria, in the Rathausplatz. Belarus made their debut, while the Czech Republic returned. Finland, Serbia and Ukraine all withdrew.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Eva Nina Kozmus (Slovenia/Flute)
  • 2nd – Guro Kleven Hagen (Norway/Violin)
  • 3rd – Danill Trifonov (Russia/Piano)

Belarus, Croatia, Germany and Poland also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

2012

Austria hosted the sixteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in the Raqthausplatz, Vienna. While Cyprus, Romania, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom withdrew from the Contest, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Georgia made their debut. Ukraine returned to the Contest.

Vienna saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Elvind Holtsmark Ringstad (Norway/Viola)
  • 2nd – Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (Austria/Violin)
  • 3rd – Narek Kazazyan (Armenia/Kanon)

Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany and Poland also qualified for the Final in Vienna.

2014

The seventeenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians came from Cologne, Germany, from the Cologne Cathedral. Hungary, Portugal and Sweden returned to the line-up, while five countries withdrew – Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia and Ukraine. Malta and Moldova made their debut.

After all the countries took part in the two Semi Finals, they all took part in one Grand Final. Cologne saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Ziyu He (Austria/Violin)
  • 2nd – Urban Stanic (Slovenia/Piano)
  • 3rd – Gergely Devich (Hungary/Cello)
Video: YouTube/EBU
Video: YouTube/EBU
Video: YouTube/EBU

2016

Germany hosted the eighteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in the Cologne Cathedral, Cologne. While Greece, Moldova, The Netherlands and Portugal withdrew from the Contest, San Marino made their debut.

One show was held in Cologne, the first time since 1984, which saw the top three Musicians been announced:

  • 1st – Lukasz Dyczko (Poland/Saxophone)
  • 2nd – Robert Bily (Czech Republic/Piano)
  • 3rd – Dominik Wagner (Austria/Double Bass)
Video: YouTube/EBU
Video: YouTube/EBU
Video: YouTube/EBU

You can relive the 2016 Eurovision Young Musicians here:

Video: YouTube/EBU

2018

The United Kingdom hosted the nineteenth edition of Eurovision Young Musicians, in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. While Austria withdrew from the Contest, Albania made their debut. Seven countries returned to the Contest – Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Israel, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

After the return of two Semi Finals, Edinburgh saw the top two Musicians been announced in the Grand Final:

  • 1st – Ivan Bessonov (Russia/Piano)
  • 2nd – Nikola Pajanovic (Slovenia/Violin)
Video: YouTube/EBU
Video: YouTube/EBU

Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Norway also qualified for the Final in Edinburgh.

You can relive the 2018 Eurovision Young Musicians here:

Video: YouTube/EBU

2020

Eleven countries were due to take part in the postponed twentieth edition – with the Grand Final originally scheduled for tonight. Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.

A twelfth country, Spain, might take part depending on when the Contest is rescheduled for. Keep up to date with all the Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 news with us, here at Eurovision Ireland.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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